Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation

Survey: Europeans show continued support for international development

23 October 2019
This year's Eurobarometer survey on EU development cooperation shows a widespread consensus amongst European citizens on the importance of international cooperation and development. Almost 9 in 10 EU citizens say that development cooperation is important to support people in developing countries,…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-11 : Migration, Comparative Advantages and Knowledge Diffusion in the EU-Mediterranean region

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-11 : Migration, Comparative Advantages and Knowledge Diffusion in the EU-Mediterranean region

23 October 2019
Overall, the estimation results show that the trade effect of immigration from MENA to EU is always positive while that of emigration from EU to MENA is negative or not significant. However, the trade effects of immigration encountered between EU and MENA partners are lower with respect to other EU…
Sustainable tourism to boost local economies: launch of EU-funded CROSSDEV project

Sustainable tourism to boost local economies: launch of EU-funded CROSSDEV project

23 October 2019
What if abandoned ruins become the key factor to develop the economy of entire regions? That is what the CROSSDEV project ('Cultural Routes for Sustainable Social and economic Development in Mediterranean') intends to realize in 4 Mediterranean countries: Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. Its…
YEM Regional Workshop in Lebanon

Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) regional workshop on digital and entrepreneurial skills in the South Mediterranean

23 October 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded Youth Employment in the Mediterranean Project (YEM) project, UNESCO Beirut organised a regional workshop on mainstreaming digital and entrepreneurial skills into TVET systems in the South Mediterranean countries. Countries in the South Mediterranean region are…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

21 October 2019
The political implications of the results are as follows. First, it is illusory to consider bilateral free trade agreements as capable, on their own, of increasing trade flows between the two shores and developing the agricultural sectors of the SEMCs. In fact, and given the vulnerability of…

UfM Women Business Forum

21 October 2019

12th photography competition "Egyptian Women Champions"

Women and girls are a key strength of the society and a driving force for Egypt's development in all fields. Documenting their empowerment and spotlighting their individual and collective success stories is essential, and indeed their inherent right. Building stable, prosperous, and inclusive…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-04 - Gender inequalities on the labour market in North Africa

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-04 - Gender inequalities on the labour market in North Africa

18 October 2019
The paper designs a pooled sample of almost 3,027 active people from the Sahwa dataset using a common questionnaire carried out in 2015 among 7,816 Algerian, Egyptian, Moroccan and Tunisian youth aged 15 to 29. The research question is the determinants of youth employment, more specifically youth…
EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

18 October 2019
Based on the country context, EU budget support accompanies reforms in a variety of areas. Under the development policy, it focuses on fostering sustainable development, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty. Under the European neighbourhood policy, the EU works with its southern and eastern…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality (report FEM44-01)

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality

18 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…